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Sgr traders will implement CAB strictly to plug further spread of virus: DC Sgr

*Says some clusters of city under constant watch of admin; Can’t punish entire Sgr for violation being done by a few areas; Action to be taken if gathering exceeds permitted number in marriage functions; price for masks to be regulated*

Sheikh Danish

Srinagar, Sep 21 (KNO): Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Muhammad Aijaz Asad Tuesday said that traders community of Srinagar has assured the administration that they will implement Covid Appropirate behavior in spirit while as some clusters in the city are under constant watch of the administration for violating the Covid norms.

He also said that strict action as per the law will be taken against people who invite more people than permitted by the government in their marriage functions. Talking to reporters after chairing a meeting with the traders and civil society members of Srinagar, the Deputy Commissioner said that traders of Srinagar have assured him that they will strictly implement CAP in the entire district. “This will help prevent the further spread of the virus,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

About the reports that large gatherings are being invited in marriage functions, DC Asad said that wherever people invite more people than permitted by the State Executive Committee (SEC) in marriage functions, strict action will follow. “We have already taken action against some people where large gatherings were found in marriage functions,” he said.

On spurt in Covid positive cases in some Srinagar pockets, he said it is not that entire district is reporting positive cases but yes “there are some clusters in the district, where positivity rate is high.”

“These areas are under constant watch of the administration. We will wait for a few days and accordingly act,” he said.

To a query that masks are being sold at high prices in the city, he said wherever there is a complaint, people should approach the administration and “we will regulate the prices.”—(KNO)

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